Week 1.4: 9/4-9/8

TeacherKirsten Kiwior
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts
Grade Level8th
Week #4
Unit of InstructionCulture and Belonging; Sentence Structure
Standard(s) Taught

8.RL.1.1 – Cite textual evidence
8.RL.1.2 – Determine a theme or central idea; summarize
8.RL.1.3 – Analyze how dialogue propels action and reveals character
8.RL.2.4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text and nalyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone
8.W.3.4 – Write routinely over extended time frames
8.SL.1.2 – Analyze the purpose and motives of a spoken presentation
8.SL.1.3 – Identify the claim of a spoken presentation and if its evidence is sufficient and sound

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  1. To understand and comprehend literature.
  2. To analyze the development of a story’s plot structure.
  3. To make inferences and support them with evidence.
  4. To make predictions based on text evidence.
  5. To understand and apply the rules of sentence structure to create simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
  6. To work together effectively within a group.
  7. To build silent reading stamina.
  8. To discuss and debate as a group.
  9. To identify claims, evidence, and purpose in a spoken persuasive presentation.
Classroom Activities

Read “My Favorite Chaperone”
Learn new vocabulary in “My Favorite Chaperone”
Characterization presentation and activity
TED Talk analysis
Clauses and Sentence Structure review

Assignments Due

Characterization in “My Favorite Chaperone”
TED Talk activities

Additional Resources